Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Screening as soon as it's dark (approximately 9 p.m.)
Lawn west of Haas Fine Arts Center
RAIN LOCATION > WOODLAND THEATER, DAVIES CENTER 328
> Admission is free and open to all
Through a series of military and political accidents, a psychotic U.S. Air Force Commander (Sterling Hayden) launches an irreversible scheme to hit the Soviet Union's strategic targets with nuclear bombs. For their part, the Russians have their own doomsday device, capable of destroying the entire planet. Stanley Kubrick's pitch-black comedy stars Peter Sellers in three roles — sensible RAF Captain Lionel Mandrake, bald U.S. President Muffley, and ex-Nazi nuclear expert Dr. Strangelove. George C. Scott, Keenan Wynn and Slim Pickens co-star.
"Kubrick made what is arguably the best political satire of the century," wrote film critic Roger Ebert, "a film that pulled the rug out from under the Cold War by arguing that if a 'nuclear deterrent' destroys all life on Earth, it is hard to say exactly what it has deterred."
United States 1964
Black and white
Rated PG for thematic elements, some violent content, sexual humor and mild language
Directed by Stanley Kubrick